2nd Saturday Art Walk: hands-on art activities

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Join 15 Art Walk locations from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday April 14 for Second Saturday Art Walk: a laid-back, daytime version of the Walk for all ages.  This month’s headline Second Saturday event is Adventures in Polymer Clay at ideaXfactory starting at 1 p.m. To plan your custom Second Saturday experience, View and Print the April Second Saturday Map

 

Create a project with Adventures in Polymer Clay at ideaXfactory

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Adventures in Polymer Clay for Second Saturday, plus its April exhibition, We Could Be Heroes. Lura Faye shares tips and techniques using polymer clay to create jewelry, beads, and sculpture 1-5 p.m. This is a free event, open to all ages. You can drop in anytime to pick up some tips, or plan on staying the whole time to create and finish baking a project.

 

 

Fresh Gallery features 2018 Juried Competition Exhibition

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, invites you to enjoy its 2018 Juried Competition Exhibition. See the winning entries announced during the April 6 Art Walk, and enjoy Fresh’s eclectic collection of art by the gallery’s artist members.

 

 
The Road I Call Home: Randy Bacon at MSU Brick City Galleries

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, and the Department of Art+Design, presents The Road I Call Home: Portraits and Films by Randy Bacon; Stories by Our Homeless Friends through April 20.

 

 
Springfield Brewing Co. returns to Walk with Gary B. Parks

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., rejoins Art Walk as a sponsor in April! Enjoy works by Featured Artist Gary B. Parks for Second Saturday.

 

 
Student Exhibition Center features Per Course Faculty Art

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the MSU Art + Design Department Per Course Art Faculty Exhibition including photography, paintings and sculptures, to new media and more.

 

 

 

April 2018 Second Saturday Guide

 

Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Journey by Featured Artists Juliana Goodwin and Sony Hocklander, an exhibit of outdoor and travel photo art from the Ozarks to the ocean and beyond. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

 

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents A Show to Be Announced for the April 6 Art Walk. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks

 

European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy local art and wildly creative edibles.
www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.

 

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, invites you to enjoy its 2018 Juried Competition Exhibition. Fresh is an artist collective gallery featuring regional artists in painting, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculpture, woodturning, stained glass and much, much more! (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

 

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, presents Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66. Travel back in time on Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. Enjoy the great music of that period and learn more about the popular local diners and drive-ins on the Mother Road. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org

 

Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open for First Friday and Second Saturday. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365

 

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents Adventures in Polymer Clay for Second Saturday, plus its April exhibition, We Could Be Heroes.
Lura Faye shares tips and techniques using polymer clay to create jewelry, beads, and sculpture 1-5 p.m. April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk.
Lura Faye Cotton is the metals and jewelry instructor at Central High School and artist exhibiting sculpture and mixed media at ideaXfactory.

This is a free event, open to all ages. You can drop in anytime to pick up some tips, or plan on staying the whole time if you want to create and finish baking a project.

        We Could Be Heroes: We asked a wide variety of artists for their heroes for this exhibition – be they from history, literature, music, movies, comics, friends, relatives…. To explore or present diverse heroes so we can all discover something new.

One artist said, “I don’t have any heroes!” Even better, make up your own. What do you want your hero to do? We need more heroes, so why not invent a few more!
Contributing artists include MSU and Drury faculty members, independent, professional, and street artists, among them: Jo Van Arkel, Beatle Mike, Gary Bedell, Christino Bellotti, Greg Booker, Rick Briggenhorst, Leah CF, Roxie Castro, Stephanie Cramer, Dendril, Keith Ekstam, Lura Faye, Lillian Fitzpatrick, Cedomir Kostovic, Iwona Rypesc-Kostovic, Christine Kreamer-Schilling, Maria Gerasimchuk, Sharon Harper, Hing Wah Hatch, Kevin Hughes, Sarah Jones, Mika Logan, Todd Lowery, Eric Ray, Meganne Rosen, Jina Seo, Shauna Leann Smith, Christie Snelson, Cameron Thomas and Mikey Yates http://ideaxfactory.com

 

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, and the Department of Art+Design, presents The Road I Call Home: Portraits and Films by Randy Bacon; Stories by Our Homeless Friends through April 20.

       The Road I Call Home is a series of simple, direct, casual studio portraits of homeless individuals, emphasizing the beauty, identity and integrity of each person. Accompanying each portrait is a panel outlining the subject’s circumstances in his or her own words.
The artist’s goal is to challenge viewers to recognize a common bond, consider intently and open their minds and hearts. Through his message of universal acceptance, understanding and love, he encourages inclusion and the embracing of our interrelationships with fellow human beings.
He views each person as a unique individual with a story that matters and considers these stories tools to help make the world a better place. The basis of his creative philosophy is “You were born an original,” and this is the seed that continues to grow his artistry.
Based on his work with the homeless community in Springfield, Bacon has been invited to work with and document the stories of homeless subjects in Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Kansas City, Missouri, and Oakland, California. His vision is to change the world — through people and their stories. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays

 

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents the MSU Art + Design Department Per Course Art Faculty Exhibition. Art and Design’s per course faculty are active and involved artists, designers or art educators. Their work ranges from photography, paintings and sculptures, to new media and more. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu

 

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, proudly presents Woodlands: The Art of Jane Troup

Artist Statement: “I live in the country, surrounded by nature, something more rare now. There are moments during walks through the fields and woods where I feel connected to all things. I strive to put that idea into my work.
“I might describe this show as My Friends the Trees, but this is not unique, I always paint trees.
“How I might describe my work: a bit of Dr. Seuss done by an Amish gal—structured, precise, thoughtfully articulated but radical, like nature.” —Jane Troup (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

 

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to join Isabel’s House to GO BLUE for Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month.  On Display: Hope of Isabel’s House. (417) 831-1342 http://facebook.com/thelibrary.org Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.

 

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., rejoined Art Walk as a sponsor in April! Enjoy works by Featured Artist Gary B. Parks.

        About the Artist: Gary B. Parks was born a Texan but was raised in the farmland of Iowa. He followed in his father’s footsteps learning how to build, but he gained a wealth of knowledge from both of his parents and grandparents on how to think outside the box. His father used his creativity in building, but also in welding iron and wood designs. His mother was an artist and he studied her use of color. His grandfather inspired him to collect agate rocks and saw them in half to see the beautiful colors inside. All of this has helped to shape the artist he is today.
He has long since admired the strong lines in Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings, and the colors and shapes of stained glass. At a time when all the builders were constructing the cookie cutter ranch style home, a client asked him to incorporate some stained glass and architectural artifacts into his new construction. Gary loved the freedom to create on such a large scale and it inspired him to collect stained glass and architectural artifacts for future projects.
His inquisitive mind keeps the wheels in his mind working overtime as he thinks of new ways to do something. Whether he’s studying the lines of architecture, sports cars or stained glass, he’s creating new ways to use that information in the next painting. Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.

 

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, offers Live Demonstrations of the ancient glassblower’s art for Second Saturday. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

 

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that not only produces a range of amazing ceramics, but also features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to Second Saturday in April. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

 

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, displays works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter in its permanent collection, plus, for a limited engagement, works by local oil painter Michael Buesking and local metal sculptor James Dale. Don’t miss Transformation’s selection of artist prints, as well (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

 

 

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